Mawaan Rizwan

Mawaan Rizwan’s Juice to return for a second instalment

Mawaan Rizwan stands in front of a black backdrop, arms spread wide and mouth open in shock. 'Juice' is written in yellow text next to him

The sitcom was created by and stars Mawaan Rizwan as Jamma, as he tries to get noticed in all aspects of life. His brother Isaac (Nabhaan Rizwan) has been outshining him at work, which is the only thing Jamma feels any good at. Meanwhile, mum Farida (Shahnaz Rizwan) only cares about one thing: herself. Some comfort comes in the form of Jamma’s boyfriend Guy (Russell Tovey), but that often isn’t enough to stop the world sliding into an bizarre alternate reality. 

Mawaan Rizwan on early work, writing for Sex Education, and creating his own BBC sitcom

Rizwan seemed to jump on the YouTube wave as the tide was coming in, just as ‘YouTuber’ became a valid career path. The videos are up for anyone to see, on his channel, named MAWAAN. Many of them date back more than 10 years ago and hold enticing titles such as Human Burp-Box or Princess & the Piss. Anyone alive in 2013 will be glad to see Mawaan and his mother Shahnaz Rizwan’s rendition of the Harlem Shake is very much alive, kicking, and boasting nearly 100,000 views - offering a nostalgic view into decade old meme-culture. 

Date set for the return of Taskmaster

The tenth series will air on 15 October on Channel 4, its new home having been acquired from Dave.

The line-up of comedian contestants was announced earlier this year, including Daisy May Cooper (This Country), Johnny Vegas (Benidorm), Katherine Parkinson (The IT Crowd), Mawaan Rizwan and Richard Herring (RHLSTP with Richard Herring).

Alex Horne created Taskmaster for a live show at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2012, before it was picked up by Dave who ran it for nine series. It has since been exported to seven countries.

First look at new Sky comedy starring Maisie Williams

Kim Stokes (Maisie Williams) in Two Weeks to Live (Credit: Sky/Nick Wall)

The drama follows strange young misfit Kim (Williams), who was just a child when her father passed away in mysterious circumstances.

Following the tragedy, Kim was whisked off to a secluded setting by her mother Tina (Sian Clifford) and raised with a bizarre set of survival skills.

Now an adult, Kim journeys out into the real world to fulfil a secret mission to honour her father’s memory.